oleum

[oh-lee-uh m]

Origin of oleum

1900–05; < Latin: oil
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olea

noun
  1. a plural of oleum

oleum

noun plural olea (ˈəʊlɪə) or oleums
  1. another name for fuming sulphuric acid

Word Origin for oleum

from Latin: oil, referring to its oily consistency
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